Pontianak Travel Guide

  • The Dayak long house in Pontianak
    The Dayak long house in Pontianak
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  • Hotel Orchardz - Gajahmada, Pontianak
    Hotel Orchardz - Gajahmada, Pontianak
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    Female totempole
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Pontianak Things to Do

  • The Dayak Longhouse (replica)

    The indigenous inhabitants of Kalimantan are the Dayak tribes, once notorious for collecting enemy heads as part of their warfare. Those times a long gone; nor do many Dayaks still live in a traditional Longhouse (Rumah Betang, some write Rumah Bentang). If you have no time to visit a real one, go see the replica in Pontianak. The totems and the...

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  • West Kalimantan Provincial Museum

    No need to skip the West Kalimantan Provincial Museum for the money; the entrance fee is a symbolic IDR 1,000. Maybe the fee will be raised later: when we visited in October 2014 they were in the process of upgrading the front yard.The first displays we saw after entering were rather boring, general displays of the prehistory of the world. But the...

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  • The Equator Monument

    Fifty years ago crossing the equator was something special. Airlines gave you a certificate when you had travelled with them from Europe to the southern hemisphere. Who cares about that today?As a foreign tourist visiting the equator monument, you are entitled to a free certificate issued by the mayor of Pontianak and printed in the spot. Ask for...

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  • The Cathedral

    Pontianak is a cosmopolitan city populated by Dayak, Malay and Chinese. The Malay are mostly muslims, the Dayak and Chinese catholic or protestant. After the demise of Suharto's dictatorship, people can elect their mayor, and with the votes of both the Dayak and the Chinese Pontianak now has a catholic mayor.The cathedral always has counted as a...

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  • PONTIANAK view from Above

    From Jakarta Sukarno Hatta Airport to Pontianak Supadio Airport is more than one hour fly.Enjoy the landscape of Pontianak downtown from above, you could see red color roof top of houses, the green paddy field, Kapuas river and the green of jungles and palm plantation

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  • KAPUAS RIVER

    Kapuas River is a big river 1,143 KM long, which split Pontianak city into two parts and play an important role in Pontianak economy and cultural history.

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  • EQUATOR MONUMENT

    Pontianak is popular with TUGU KHATULISTIWA or EQUATOR MONUMENT which located at SIANTAN, some 5 KM northwards of the city center.The original monuments was built by the Dutch Geographer in 1928, the main structure of the monument is constructed by BELIAN WOODs

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  • Fruits

    Bila anda mau makan buah-buahan, baik buah lokal maupun buah import, anda akan temukan dijual di tepi jalan besar di Pontianak.

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  • Dayak Totem

    It's West Kalimantan's Dayak totem.... where on the top is Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), The Dayak's mascot. Also the most seen bird in Kalimantan island.

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Pontianak Hotels

  • Mercure Pontianak

    Jl Jenderal Ahmad Yani 91, West Kalimantan, Pontianak, 78124, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Gardenia Resort and Spa

    Jl. Ahmad Yani II, Pontianak 78391, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Santika Hotel

    Jalan Diponegoro No. 46, Pontianak, 78123, ID

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Pontianak Restaurants

  • Fish BarbeQue+Sticky rice

    Pengkang Traditional Food. The traditional Indonesian (melayu) food, more tasteful with its “Pengkang” baked glutinous rice with a stuffing of shrimps known spicy blend of chili. Pengkang Restaurant offers their seafood is an ideal place for tasting local seafood.pengkang become one of the typical food made from glutinous rice Pengkang actually one...

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  • Kakap restoran in the muara kakap

    The place is offering Seafood delicacy but mind that some tourist suffered from Stomach ache due to unhygenic. We local people do not have that problem.View to the delta and sea Ikan Senangin Bakar, Udang rebus, etc

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Pontianak Nightlife

  • Night market

    Want to see how the locals relax at dusk after a hot day? Come to the night market at Taman Alun Kapuas, a small park on the left bank of Kapuas River next to the ferry pier. During the day it is empty, but by 5pm stalls and chairs appear from nowhere. They build up not just a food court, but a regular market, including a children's playgroundA. We...

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  • Disco

    Tempat ini merupakan hiburan malam dengan musik keras dan tempat untuk menikmati minuman keras. Kalau mau masuk tidak diperbolehkan dengan sandal jepit.

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  • The only Nightlife in Pontianak

    The only place for night life in Pontianak which are safe from crime. There is cafe in Khatulistiwa Golf course near GOR pangsuma Jl A yani. which is offering pisang bakar keju.. Nice to eat All type of dress can go in. Prefer casual.My personal Tips:Please wear long pants bacause there is a lot of Mosquito

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Pontianak Transportation

  • Kapuas river, ferry and bridge

    As said elsewhere Pontianak town lies on the bank of Kapuas river, which with 1143 km is the longest river in Indonesia. Until a bridge was inaugurated early in 1982 the only way to get across the river was by boat or ferry. The ferry is still operative, because it runs from the centre of town, whereas to cross by the bridge one makes a detour of...

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  • Renting a self-drive car

    We rented a self-drive car - Toyota Avanza - from Asia Taxi, owner mr Antoni, for Rp 250,000 ex petrol a day. We had the car for twelve days and got as far east as Ngabang in Landak regency and as far north as Paloh in Sambas regency. Call mr Antoni on mobile 0813 4547 7668, he delivers the car to your hotel.As for public transport, buses ride...

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  • PONTIANAK to KUCHING by BUS

    I was taken an evening bus from Pontianak to Kuching, the bus depart from Pontianak downtown at 09.00 PM, arrive at Entikong in the early morning at about 05.00 AM and all bus passengers should process to the Indonesia immigration check point, thence after in only 3 minutes walking distance to Tebedu, Malaysian Immigration check point to process...

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Pontianak Shopping

  • Souvenir market

    For Kalimantan souvenirs we were advised to go to the stalls on Jalan Pattimura, which runs just north of the Cathedral. Here you can find all kinds of Dayak stuff, from clothing made of bark to traditional swords (mandau), from hats of natural fiber to rattan matting. Of course there is also a choice of miniature equator monuments to put on the...

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  • Jewel and precious stone

    Ada banyak batu lokal seperti kecubung dan intan yang telah diasah dengan segala bentuk. Cincin, kalung, gelang dan anting emas maupun perak

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  • Ayani Megamall

    In this mall we find anything here, cloths, cinemas, Hypermarket, and many more... this mall is a new mall.

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Pontianak Local Customs

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    by Djahali Written Feb 24, 2007

    Acara ini dilakukan 2 kali setahun di Tuguh Katulistiwa pada bulan Maret dan September. Yaitu tepatnya matahari di atas Pontianak pada jam 12 siang tidak menghasilkan bayangan untuk benda yang tegak lurus dari bumi. Pada kawasan itu diadakan perta budaya.

    Tarian barongsai dari orang Tiong Hua Pontianak Tarian Dayak Tarian Melayu Bapak Walikota sedang mengamati kurminasi matahari Kawasan Tuguh tempat acara

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Pontianak Warnings and Dangers

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    by Djahali Written Feb 24, 2007

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    Kalau mau ke Pontianak janganlah kemarau pada bulan Agustus s/d September. Umumnya terjadi 5 tahun sekali. Karena seluruh wilayah penuh dengan asap hasil pembakaran ladang yg akan ditanami petani. Sehingga udara kota tidak terlalu baik dan dapat mengganggu pernerbangan.

    Kabut asap di Pontianak Pembakaran ladang

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Pontianak What to Pack

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    by ukirsari Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Back pack with additional travel bag for souvenirs :)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton t-shirts and cargo pants, plus sandals or sneakers. Don't forget to added with rain coat and hat for avoid the sunlight and shower rain.

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Pontianak Off The Beaten Path

  • The sultan's tomb

    Pontianak town is not very old; at the royal cemetery one can admire the tomb of its founder, sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Al Qadri, who reigned from 1778 AD to his demise in 1808 AD. The cemetery, crowded with graves of the sultan's descendants, lies 3 km west of the equator monument, a couple of 100 m riverwards from the main road. While access to...

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  • Kadriah Palace

    Pontianak town lies on the left bank of Kapuas river. However we think that it started as a settlement on the right bank. Both the sultan's palace and his cemetery lie on the right bank. Anyhow, in those days land travel must have been difficult and the river was the main highway.Kadriah Palace was buit in 1771 by the order of sultan Syarif...

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  • CROSS BORDER traveling

    If you are in West Kalimantan, take a chance to traveling to Malaysian Part of Borneo in State of SARAWAK and its capital city "KUCHING" or to Brunei Darussalam Sultanate with its capital Bandar Seri Begawan. If you are a citizen from one of Ten Asian countries, you don't need to process an entrance VISA, just show your passport to an Indonesian...

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Pontianak Favorites

  • Mascot

    We can see this bird mascot almost eveywhere in Pontianak..... Here the hornbill carry orchid, and on the feet is the quator.

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  • More Souvenir

    this is a mock up from glasses, one small souvenir can be make in 2-3 weeks, and there is a big one, sample of Borobudur and send to Sultan Brunai, it's 4x4m, and 2 m tall. Just one place who make this souvenir mock up from glasses in indonesia.

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  • Lancang Kuning

    This is replica of Lancang Kuning, the Sultan's ship, use for trip to see each village in his teritory.

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